Lou Reed – Transformer


Lou ReedTransformer RCA Victor AFL1-4807 (1972)

One of Reed’s best-known albums.  And really it is one of his finest.  But you know, I think some of the “standout” tracks on this album I find the least interesting.  It’s the “filler” like “Hangin’ ‘Round” and “Goodnight Ladies” that makes this one interesting to me.  One of my favorite Lou Reed lines is from “Hangin’ ‘Round”: you’re still doing things that I gave up years ago.